The Queen's Exiles by Barbara Kyle
Thornleigh Saga #6
Synopsis: 1572. Europe is in turmoil. A vengeful faction of exiled English Catholics is plotting to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and install her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots on the throne. And in the Netherlands the streets are red with the blood of those who dare to oppose the brutal Spanish occupation. But amid the unrest, one resourceful young woman has made a lucrative enterprise. Scottish-born Fenella Doorn salvages crippled vessels. It is on one of these ships that she meets wealthy Baron Adam Thornleigh. Secretly drawn to him, Fenella can’t refuse when Adam enlists her to join him in war-torn Brussels to help find his traitorous wife, Frances—and the children she’s taken from him. But Adam and Fenella will put their lives in peril as they attempt to rescue his young ones, defend the Crown, and restore a peace that few can remember.
With eloquent and enthralling finesse, Barbara Kyle illuminates one of history's grimmest chapters. The Queen's Exiles breathes new life into an extraordinary age when love and freedom could only be won with unmitigated courage.
My review: This was a great addition to the Thornleigh Saga. I enjoyed this book from page one as I have each one in this series. It was packed full of drama and action which keeps you turning the pages. Barbara does a great job with her character development as well as making you feel as if you are in Europe at this time by her descriptions of the scenes. Another thing that I liked about this book is that even though it is a Tudor novel it is not set in England which is a change of pace for these types of books. It gives us a new perspective of this time period. If you have not read any of the rest of the series that is ok you can read this by itself but I am sure you will want to go back and read the rest after you are done. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.